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: delighted to be with you. >> host: you serve as ambassador to the u.s., pakistan's ambassador to the u.s. from 2008 to 2011. you advised the late benazir bhutto and you are now professor at austin university and the director of the south and central asia hudson institute. you write extensively for "the new york times," "the wall street journal" and the national tribune to name a few of the publication so you obviously have a very inside view of this relationship and i think just the title is strong of u.s. policy toward pakistan and in your words if i may quote you say the u.s. pakistan relationship, a tale of exaggerated expectations, broken promises and disastrous misunderstandings. i want to delve into what you mean by that a little later in the interview but first i want to ask you a simple question. what motivated you to write this book? >> guest: this book has been on my mind for many years. i was a college student in 1979 when several of my colleagues -- i was in karachi in the south of pakistan but my colleagues as students in islamabad even in burn down the u.s. consulate the ho
obviously have an inside view of this relationship. and i think just the title is a strong indictment of u.s. policy towards pakistan. and in your words if i may quote, you said the u.s. pakistan relationship, a tale of exaggerated expectation, broken promises and disastrous misunderstandings. i want to delve into what you mean by that a little later in the interview but first i want to ask you a simple question. what motivated you to write this book? >> as this book has been on my mind for many years i went to college in 1979 when several of my colleagues -- i was in karachi in the south of pakistan but my colleagues as students in islamabad burned dow turned dow. embassy and people at karachi also wanted to go and burn down the u.s. consulate. all of this was over an incident that had taken place in the holy place of islam. the shrine had been taken over by government and the threat americans were involved so people just went berserk. i was somebody that said we can't do this. we have to wait. we will not be able to unburden it to the next day if we find out that the americans are not invo
inside view of this relationship and i think just the title is a strong indictment towards the u.s. and pakistan. you say that the relationship, entail of exaggerated expectations and broken promises and disastrous misunderstandings, i would like to delve into what you mean by that little later in the interview. at first i'm asking you a simple question. what motivated you to write this book? >> guest: this book has been on my mind for so many years. i was a college student in 1979. several of my colleagues, as in students, burned it down the u.s. embassy and people also wanted to go down to the u.s. consulate in berlin that done as well. all of this had taken place when the holiest mosque and shrine of government had been taken down. so people just went berserk. and i was someone who said no, we can't do this, we have to wait. we burned down the building, we won't be able to on verdict on the next day. if we wait, we could find out that the americans are not involved. because of that come i was always wondering why the pakistanis have this knee-jerk anti-americanism. because what
, especially if this laboriously created a system for paying these guys breaks down and the u.s. goes away, which i think is right now looking at the headlines there is an equal chance that we are going to walk away from afghanistan and i just -- that really makes my blood run cold because there's been so much effort and sacrifice not just military. .. >> for a these great conversation instead also linda, her book is for sale she will be signing books after word so be sure to get your book she will set here doing that but this was a great conversation also figure for coming and for your great questions. we look forward to use the new next time. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> host: delighted to be here with husain haqqani read his book just released "magnificent delusions" pakistan, the united states, and an epic history of misunderstanding". delighted to be here with you today. use served as the ambassador as the embassador to pakistan 2008 through 2011 you advised benazir bhutto dow professor at boston university of the director and thuds tin is to he writes extensively for the "
the entire 16 that the u.s. economy. that actually is the essence of liberal overreach. it's what's wrong emanuel said. to waste when he basically said we are going to use this opportunity when we have control of the congress to instituted liberal nationalizing health care. there was no reason to reshape and remake one part of the economy as a way to attack the problem of the uninsured. i think this will in the end, it is very likely to collapse in and of its own weight in the gop has to be ready and conservatives have to be ready to address the moral issue. it's a serious one of the uninsured and we want to make sure all americans have access but there are ways to do it. there are conservative ways to do it, honest ways to do it in which you aren't hiding the cost and pretending and lying about what the effects are going to be if your policy. i think that would be the essence of a conservative answer. i would say in the end that is going to be the outcome. very likely to be the outcome and we have to be prepared to watch a dissolved and have them alternative and i think that will be rela
. law clinic is great to be here talking about your new book "malignant" how cancer becomes us." how did you get the etf to right a book like this? the culture of the ethics of how we deliver cancer how did you get interested? >> i wrote about cigarettes but i never expected to right in the entire book on cancer until i was diagnosed at 36 and i was astonished at how different it was going through treatment in what i have heard about over what i expected it to be. i expect it the well oiled machine it was space guaranteed but i will be followed in to so i could do help to write about it. >> host: love this section in talking about getting the diagnosis. there were some awkward moments. >> there were a few about my diagnosis. the doctor the diagnosis was a medical professor and others who had petitioned against his use of pornographic slides did was my surgeon. i na researcher how i live so i had come with a stack of control trials and a bunch of questions i was particularly interested in my prognosis. but the number of years you are expected to live and i had a number. what does this mea
think that is a central question not just for me but all of us. i actually believe the essence of democracy is talking to strangers and not pre-certifying who you talk to. billy said i wonder how he gets through security. i am in the airport 2-3 times a week. and today a young african-american guy was looking at my id and said are you that bill ayers? and i said i am. and he said thank you. and he is in the tsa. why should i assume we don't agree? i would like to answer with just a couple things. fist of all, i mentioned that talking to the tea party is something i believe in. but i was speaking at fresno state university and at a church in 2009 and there was a picketing line outside and i had 15 minutes before i had to speak. and i wnt up to the first guy and i said why are you picketing me and he said i don't know about you but you're a friend of obama and i hate obama. and then a guy came up with a ron paul t-shirt and i said i bet we agree with a lot of things. and he said like what? and i said full gay, lesbian, bi-sexual rights. and i said full rights including the right
standing your a and a sad this it basically ran the whole gamut so start by telling us how did you come up with the idea for the book? >> i am delighted proud of your response there is nothing like it out there as they sit answer the question that criminal defense lawyers the first to as the cocktail party question or the question. to have assembled such schaede diverse crowd to range in age 28 to 85 the idea to have the different voices talking about criminal law by co-editor and i co-authored a book on legal ethics. fat was interesting project but not nearly as stunned or timeless the there is always some big case so the two of us were talking about the work that we both do. we're both academics i consider myself as takeover defense lawyer and there was a period of time he was actively involved of the american board of criminal lawyers in the word of where their letter at on dash there was a market to put people to do gather one of the great things it is a has a personal voice to it. , as stories about the clients that were represented i know there are 15 different authors but you tell u
of my mothers and she had been in a medical school class he he had and petitioned against his use of pornographic slides. unfortunately. he was the one who is my surgeon and you know i have done quite a bit of research. i am a researcher so of course when i was diagnosed i did a lot of research on my own disease and came up with a stack of controlled trials and a bunch of questions. i was particularly interested in my prognosis. so i brought in this chart and the chart has you know the tumor size on one side and the number of years you are expected to live on the other side and so i gave him this number and i said what does this mean? he said you know it means exactly what it says. that was a really confusing moment for me because it gave me the number and what i actually wanted the doctor to tell me was whether i would be alive or dead in five years. whether i would have a recurrence or not. how to plan my life you know. but he gave me a number and i became incredibly intrigued by these numbers and how they actually influence what cancer is. it's little about the actual dividing
and sadness and laughter. it basically ran the whole gamut. why don't you start by telling us how you came up with the book. >> we are delighted with the above response. there is nothing like it out there. psas the answer the question. psas the answer the question. that is where it tends to be asked and play in the question. and it assembled such a diverse was the great thing and they ranging from age 28 to 85. so, the idea and the was kind of the party idea of a different voice, not the usual suspects talking about criminal law. it kind of involved and i co-authored a book on the legal ethics together which is a non-traditional walls cool treaty on the ethics. so that was interesting but it wasn't as fun as this one was and was kind of time less. with both academics i consider to be a criminal defense lawyer and when i was a public defender and had his own at the time he was involved very actively in the criminal law with members of an organization called the american board of criminal lawyers and so we were kind of aware that there was the need for the book like this and the markets and if
. lochlann jain and her first book, "malignant: how cancer becomes us." and at the for cancer patient explores the economic impact of cancer on american society and discovers that it's not in the financial interest of the country to find a cure. ms. jain argues each patient generates millions of dollars in revenue for the health care industry and other industries benefit from the high incidences of the disease as well. the program is about an hour. >> host: rn with dr. s. lochlann jain a professor of anthropology at stanford university and it's great to be here with you talking about your new book, "malignant: how cancer becomes us." >> guest: thank you very much. it's a pleasure to be here. >> host: how did you get the idea to write a book like this? there are so many people with opinions about cancer, the culture, the ethics of how we deliver cancer care. how did you get interested in the subject? >> guest: i've been interested for a long time. i wrote about cigarettes in my first book, but i never thought to write an entire book on cancer until i was diagnosed at a relatively young
conditions and cancers and more women in the early draft for more than 20,000 a year in the u.s. alone. the program is about an hour. just goes so nice to be here. >> host: i'm excited to have this visit with you about the new book called "drink," very intriguing and provocative and like i said, right when i was working in treatment about the relationship about alcohol. one of the questions i wanted to ask you is why now? why is this seen as the crisis in important for you to get the message out? >> guest: we are seeing a mobile problem, a closing of the gender gap returning men and women. traditionally we think men drink more than women do. but let's been happy recently as nine have been declining. women are not at all. and this is global. the more developed the country, the richer the country comes to mind the gap between men and women conception. this is a britain, for instance, where we see young girls in their 20s who are dying of end-stage liver he which is classically seen as an old and is used. so this is a health epidemic crisis, something we need to pay attention to to and op
these individuals that built the harvard's, the gales, the browns? i think many of us may remember the headlines of brown university that started with a studied there. how much of that had an impact on what was then "ebony and ivy"? >> guest: it actually had a great impact. i was four or five years into this project when brown university released its report and the former president of ground courageously and in the face of great criticism and great criticism from her own constituents. >> host: her board of trustees and her alumni. >> guest: she courageously articulated the purpose of higher education which is this didn't start free and the pursuit of all of these other arenas we also have to% truth in our own histories. the brown report meant a lot to me because i was four or five years into this project and it was a massive undertaking. it was about 2006 when i realized just how big this was, how much time is going to take and how many years it was going to take and there was a part of me that it to go forward with it. >> host: why? >> guest: it just seemed enormous and it wasn't clear that you
. but that is having grown up catholic i think the kennedys have the particular resonance for us but i wanted to start right off in ask you, you're a supreme court presidential scholar. how did you get interested in rose? >> guest: i've been interested in the kennedy family since i was a little tyke read when i was four years old my mother to me and my brothers to downtown louisville. she piled the center 56 chevrolet and drove us downtown to the courthouse. she was completely drawn to this new candidate on the scene in the presidential race senator john f. kennedy. >> host: do you think because he was catholic a little bit? >> guest: i have to think i that was a major part of it in addition to which he was about her age so she was the new generation to which the torch was being passed that i point out what she loved history and politics she wasn't as active in grassroots politics and didn't particularly like driving downtown on a very busy streets, so i know that it was his charisma and probably as catholicism and let's face it is handsome looks. >> host: he was a pretty good-looking guy. >> guest: i
and thinthe hallway and came bad she didn't have to tell us anything. she was crying and we knew. >> do you remember that weekend at all? >> guest: i remember everything about it. we were all upset. and i went to my walkers. a good friend of mine because the next week was thanksgiving and the odd thing you have to be at catholic school at the time to understand but i remember seeing to my friend he was the only catholic elected president and he didn't live to finish out his term and that's the way that we looked at it back then. i was seven when he ran for president and i was so excited. it was the eighth sacramento bee for john f. kennedy and i passed out literature in my neighborhood. i remembered a woman slamming the door and saying i don't support a papist. i didn't know what that was that it was a big deal to us. there was a lot of anti-catholic prejudice. >> host: i was seven at the time that i have a vivid memory of our principal walking into our second grade classroom in new york and telling us. the only two things i remembered that is after i got home standing on the coffee table a
but it was a big deal to us and there was a lot of catholic bridget is. >> host: i was seven at the time but i have a vivid memory of our principal walking into our seven -- second grade classroom. the only two things i remember after that was when i got home standing on the coffee table in my father crying and the drums. coming home from church and watching live oswald being shot by ruby. what got you interested in politics? >> guest: honestly john f. kennedy did. that is one reason why did the book. i've always had it in the back of my mind that i wanted to write about this and i didn't have the time or resources to do it. we are doing a big project on kennedy. the book is a five-year project. that is why it's 600 pages. if you give an academic another year he will add another 100 pages that we are doing a massive on line course that is free to anyone who wants to sign up to the corsair.org platform. we are doing a special mobile app that's going to have all of the new information and data we have compiled about the assassination on there and that's going to be --. >> host: just about the assassi
you would like to hear us talk about. we wrote a book is jp mentioned four years ago or three years ago called game change. some of you may have read that book or seen the hbo movie. [applause] we preferred the movie to the book, but keep it to yourself. the book was our baby. and this book would we try to do roughly the same thing in the last book which is the people who put themselves forward in this american spectacle one of the great competitions in any sphere of life in our country or any other. mark will talk about how we go about doing these folks that we did set ourselves a bit of a high bar in the fact in the first book are its subtitle referred to the race of a lifetime. we have had in 2012 and people have asked how would you possibly top it. we would often say to people, there's not going to be as much drama in 2012. first of all there was a lot of drama in 2012. president obama himself said this election was more consequential. back in 2008 people were voting on a hope and a dream and kind of the historic promise of this election and in 2012 they would be voting on his r
the legacy of the kennedy administration knowing how each successive president has used his image to further his own agenda. the program is about an hour. >> host: larry "the kennedy half-century" is a marvelous achievement. where were you on november 22, 1963? >> guest: i was 11 years old. i was in catholic elementary school, sixth grade. i had a wonderful sister a nun sister roberta miriam and sometime in the early afternoon a knock at the door came and that was rare. back in those days you were not interrupted in class. she went to the door and i heard her gasp. she placed her hand up against her chest. she came back to the class and she said students i have terrible news. president kennedy has been shot but he is still alive. take out your rosaries and let's pray for the president. back in those days rosaries were standard operating equipment and the catholic classroom so we all took out our rosaries and we were holding each bead for dear life. maybe 20 minutes later or so she had to go out in the hall and she came back and she was crying. we knew it was over. let's go where was that sch
are working closely with publishers who have been supporting us strongly. >> i am a firm believer of the on authorized biography that does not need and true. -- untruth that just means you do without the cooperation of blessing of your subjects because that is a legitimate way to cover history especially public figures that have spent many, many years did billions of dollars creating their own image. so i think it is valuable sometimes to go behind that. usually i am the one who tries to do get behind that to tell you what is going on. >> about every 40 years some global power tries to come in to dominate the afghans seem to control its use it for its own purposes. there have been periods of afghan history where the rulers of afghanistan have taken a vintage of the geographical position of afghanistan to play the neutrality card using the of favoritism to one global power play that again is the possibility to keep both someone it at bay. this is the diplomatic strategy of successful afghan rulers. the cold war was a double period. both the u.s.s.r. and united states were both inte
with this. but the connection to the nsa brings us back to what the man asked -- >> host: perhaps the power in this town and where does it reside? >> guest: well, it certainly resides here. this is the capital of the country, and the power resides with the supreme court and with congress. and be then with the president. >> host: amy, portland, oregon. when ms.-- i'm just going to read it verbatim -- when ms. kelley leaves this world, what will happen to all of her interview and video recording? >> guest: amy, i do have them all. i do have them all, and i've saved them because you never know -- i did it in the beginning to document all my work for lawyers. i don't know what'll happen to it. >> host: you haven't decided? >> guest: no. and when i inherited the archive of stanley's photographs, people said why don't you donate it, donate it to a library. and i said, no, it'll get lost. it'll never be shown. i mean, library of congress has got vast, vast materials that never get shown, and i was determined -- stanley had trusted me enough with his work, and i felt that i should share it. and i r
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